Army Major Pleads Guilty In Bottled Water Bribe Case

Law360, New York (June 14, 2011, 7:08 PM EDT) -- A former U.S. Army major pled guilty to bribery in California on Monday, admitting that he took $250,000 in exchange for awarding a contract to provide bottled water to U.S. troops in Iraq.

Derrick L. Shoemake, 49, of Moreno Valley, Calif., became the 17th person to be convicted or plead guilty in an investigation into contract rigging at Camp Arifjan in Kuwait, the DOJ said. Shoemake pled guilty to two counts of bribery in federal court in Los Angeles, prosecutors said.

The sentencing guidelines for Shoemake's...
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